Cardiio for iPhone
Posted 17 August, 2012 - 11:56, 3191 Reads, 0 Comments
Cardiio - Touchless Camera Pulse Sensor
Own a piece of magic that transforms your iPhone into an accurate, touch-free heart rate monitor.
Cardiio uses your phone’s front camera to analyze the amount of light reflected off of your face; it accurately measures your pulse without any extra hardware. Just hold your phone and look straight into the camera to get your reading, then check out the dashboard to see how it changes over time.
MAGICAL, BUT NOT A TRICK
Cardiio’s technology is based on cutting-edge research and science conducted at the MIT Media Lab. The measurement principles are the same as clinical pulse oximeters. Every time your heart beats, more blood rushes through the vessels in your face, causing them to expand. The increase in blood volume absorbs more light, resulting in a decrease in the amount of light reflected from your face. Using sophisticated software, your iPhone's front camera can track these tiny variations in light that are invisible to the naked eye to calculate your heart rate.
Studies have shown that our heart rate measurements are within 3 bpm of a clinical pulse oximeter when performed at rest in a well-lit environment (Poh et al., Optics Express 2010, Poh et al., IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2011).
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR BEST ACCURACY
NEED HELP? If you have difficulty with the app, just contact us: email@example.com
IMPORTANCE OF TRACKING YOUR HEART RATE
Your resting heart rate is an important indicator of general health, fitness and longevity.
Although accurate when used properly, Cardiio is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any condition, or to be a substitute for professional medical care. Measurements and statistics are intended for research, informational and educational purposes only.
Although Cardiio is designed for dual-core iOS devices with a front-facing camera (iPhone 4S, iPad2 and above), it will still work on iPhone 4.